Category Archives: 1987

587: S-Double Shawn Stussy, Stetsasonic, Jason Oliva and Weep at Irving plaza – circa I cant recall.


Back in the 80’s it seemed like Weep(Chris Blank) knew everyone in NYC, mostly via his Tower Records cronies. So when Weep was asked to skate on stage at Irving Plaza during one of the Mars rap concert nights for Stussy he said, Sure! except Weep was hobbling around on a cane at the time…so he brought me in as his stunt double.

On opposite sides of the stage two quarter pipes were set up. Myself and one other guy skated across the stage all night like it was a mini ramp while Shawn had surf movies playing on  a drop down screen with the PA  playing all the rap of the day. We paused only when the DJ table for the rap sets were pulled out. A couple groups played, 2-3 songs each which was standard practice for rappers of the day. I remember seeing Ice-T in DC and he only rapped three songs and the crowd had a “I paid for that?”  look on their collective faces- I think one of the groups this night was Stetsasonic:

We were paid the princely sum of : all the water we can drink, getting to stoke the crowd and meeting DMC and Jam Master Jay. I look back now and think we were over paid.

Weep took some pics as well and even Shawn slightly recalls it all:

right on jason…
maybe i have a slight recollection of that?…
anyways, thanks for checking in…
big shout…

Checkout all the new S-Double gear…I would wear the lot.

Jason Oliva Artist

[All Photos by Chris Weep Blank]

Circa pre 1987 I think? If you know let me know.


Jason Oliva – showing off the homemade ‘Steam’ shirt with the Jay Henry drawn Tommy G shorts.


Looks like 86-87 to me?


I ran out and bought that same Public Enemy T-shirt…still have it.


They pulled the DJ table out between the ramps and we sat on stage and watched the show


Sweeper Yo!


SHUT tag on the ramp…anyone recognise the other skater?


He ripped…..

567: We will walk! All over You!

Weepy turned me on to a lot of music and by turning on I mean looking the other way while he was manning the register at Tower Records  NYC….Ah the sins of our youth…I grabbed this cassette on a Thrash Metal whim I believe Hallow’s eve, Man ‘O’ War , “Them” and Fast as a Shark were among that days haul.   It was crazy to find out later that Overkill drummer Rat Skates was a Barn Local. Man I wore this tape out. Sorry metallica but 87 belonged to [En-Jay] ….too cool.

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Jason Oliva Artist

Album: Taking Over(1987)
Song: Wrecking Crew

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – vocals
Bobby Gustafson – guitar
D.D. Verni – bass
Rat Skates – drums

Ain’t no job too big or small,
Just one sweep of the wreckin’ ball.
Put ’em up, we’ll knock ’em down,
Or knock ’em up, then leave town.
Demolition of the mind.
Desolation, left behind.
Light the fuse, dynamite.
Light the sky! in the night!!!

We will walk!
All over you!
‘Cause we are!
The wreckin’! Wreckin’ crew!!!
We are the wreckin’ crew.

Wreckin’ crew!!!
We are the wreckin’ crew.

Destruction is a way life.
Destruction, mayhem, havoc, strife.
Crack a smile, here the sound.
Watch ’em crumble to the ground.
Innocence ain’t no excuse,
Slip your neck inside the noose.
Pay in blood I demand,
The wreckin’ crew is outta hand.

We’ll wreck your neck!
Wreckin’ crew!
Get wrecked!

Turn to ashes, turn to dust.
We’re the ones that you can trust.
Evil smile, wicked grin,
Tear it down, begin to sin.
Think that you will end it all,
There’s no one left to ball or call.
When there ain’t nothin’ left to do,
Call upon, the wreckin’ crew!

We’ll wreck your neck!
Wreckin’ crew!
Yer wreck!
Ah! Wreckin’ crew!
Wreck! Wreck!


Thrash Metal

539: YouTubeSkate- “…Lapped grinds thats all that matters…I dont know have some fun..dont worry about things..that’s it.”-Tom Groholski

“Lapped grinds thats all that matters…I dont know have some fun..dont worry about things..that’s it.”

-Tom Groholski


Those words of wisdom still hold up today in this crazy modern world..

Coolness…I will post the rest of these vids over on YouTubeSkate



538: YouTubeSkate- NSA 1987 Ramp N Rage Cameron Tabbytite, Gary Anderson, Buck Smith, Ken Fillion, Steve Schneer, Tom Groholski, Alan Losi, Jeff Grosso, Craig Johnson, Lance Mountain, John Gibson, Gator, Kevin Staab and Tony Magnusson.

370: Ben Miller and Friends circa 1986-87. Mike Doering’s Ramp Chalfont PA

sean miller

Ben Miller and Friends circa 86-87

Jason Oliva

If you know where this was taken or if you can identify yourself or others please email me or leave a comment.

Thanks to: Gregg Gottschling


Kinda low budget but I am proud of this graphic

#1 Brad Ward
#2Mindsetter Brother

#3Preston Mindsetter

#4 Brendan Mindsetter
#5 Barker Barrett
#6 Paul Borien
#8  Rush Linhart
#9 Me (Mike Doering)
#11 Greg Gottschling
#12 Todd Fisher
#13 Ken Gilbride
#14 Ben Miller
#15 Bob Kuhla



368: Jason Oliva on Friday the 13th 1987


Jason Oliva invert at Frocek’s ramp New Jersey Friday the 13th 1987

Jason Oliva

Notice the custom Dan Tag Graphics on my Tom Groholski board.

Happy Friday the 13th!



352: Team Steam 1987 Photo Annual

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Team Steam 1987 Photo Annual created by Ben Cornish

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Photos by:

Ben Cornish

Jason Oliva

Video by Jason Oliva

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